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The need to talk about race

The need to talk about race

December 15, 2017

Bryan Stevenson has battled through the courts, defending the wrongly convicted and children prosecuted as adults, while condemning mass incarceration and racial bias in the criminal justice system; now, he is embarking on a fight to start a national conversation about the painful legacy of slavery, which he says “continues to haunt us today.”

On the Bookshelf: HLS Authors

December 14, 2017
On the Bookshelf: HLS Authors

This fall, the Harvard Law School Library hosted a series of book talks by HLS authors, with topics ranging from Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts to a Citizen's Guide to Impeachment. As part of this ongoing series, faculty authors from various disciplines shared their research and discussed their recently published books.

And the ‘Torty’ goes to…

December 13, 2017
And the ‘Torty’ goes to…

A jazz band played as students in evening wear – party dresses, sport coats and ties — strode into Austin Hall’s Ames Courtroom. Red and white streamers dangled from the room’s crossbeams. On the mock appeals court bench, 20 golden statues stood in a row, looking eerily like Oscars. A slipping, falling stick-figure man decorated […]

Louis Fisher ’16 is inaugural Harvard Law Review Public Interest Fellow

December 8, 2017
Louis Fisher ’16 is inaugural Harvard Law Review Public Interest Fellow

Louis W. Fisher '16 has been selected as the inaugural Harvard Law Review Public Interest Fellow. He will spend a year working at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and will have the opportunity to have a piece relating to his work considered for publication in the Law Review’s online Forum.

Glenn Cohen on animals, AI and morality

December 6, 2017
Glenn Cohen on animals, AI and morality

This fall, Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School professor and faculty director for the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics delivered a talk titled “Are There Non-human Persons? Are There Non-person Humans?,” which explored how law and morality should accommodate animals and artificial intelligence alongside human beings.